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ANSI 10.48 Rigging with a Carabiner

  Rigging is a dynamic artform; Assembling and securing ways to control and support a load is vital on any lift, whether it be a live person or a radio, antenna, tool bags, etc. However, the hardware we use for attachment to the load can vary from steel shackles, soft shackles, quick links, and carabiners! CARABINERS?? Yes, since the 1600’s…

She’s a Killer Queen

She’s a Killer Queen It’s that time of the year when bees love the heat and start to build larger hives. Bees create their nests behind sidings and bricks, concrete blocks, eaves, tress, under sheds and outbuildings. In the 1990’s the Africanized “killer bee” arrived in the US, and many deaths are associated with the Africanized bee attacks. A science…

There’s a Load of Things You Should Know About Ropes

Know Your Ropes The old rock group “The Band” came out with a song in the late sixties called “The Weight.” The lyrics tell us to unburden our weight and “put the load right on me.” No doubt all of the major rope manufacturers have thought about buying the rights to that song. Teufelberger, Samson, Sterling, Bridon, Marlow, Yale Cordage…

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